This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 5/3/17

The mysteries of WHAT happened to the DC Universe between FLASHPOINT and now continue to unfold in the BUTTON crossover with BATMAN #22 this Wednesday in THE BUTTON CHAPTER 3!

The very first mysteries that began to unfold in last year’s DC REBIRTH one-shot are now explored in this highly anticipated crossover!

Featuring a special lenticular transforming cover!

OK, so – we’ve been DYING for this storyline ever since the last pages of last Summer’s incredible DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH one-shot.

And, now, it’s almost here, and we know that you are just as pumped as we are, about seeing just what the heck is going on with the driving force behind DCU Rebirth: the introduction of the WATCHMEN world to the DCU.

Starting this April, the story will unfold in the pages of two of DC’s biggest books: BATMAN and FLASH, in a special four part crossover, and trust us, Third Eye Faithful, you’re not gonna want to miss this!

What is THE BUTTON all about? 

In the pages of the universe-redefining DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH one-shot, there was a fateful scene where Batman finds the iconic button worn by the Comedian in the Batcave.

From there, our brains pretty much exploded as we realized just what was going on with DC REBIRTH, and what came before it.

Now, in a storyline that may be the biggest thing DC has done since FLASHPOINT, the BUTTON will start to reveal evertyhing, and we cannot wait to get to reading it.

The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall.

What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got BATMAN #21 and FLASH #21, including those rad lenticular editions, in stock to hook you up!

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SECRET EMPIRE #1 debuts this Wednesday kicking off Marvel’s biggest event in ages!

We have to tell you, Third Eye Faithful, we’re pretty pumped about SECRET EMPIRE, and even more pumped about what SECRET EMPIRE is leading to which is Marvel’s very own initiative that’s going to be reminiscent of the DC Rebirth approach from last year.

The events of SECRET EMPIRE will be so big that they’re going to shake the Marvel Universe to its core, and give way to a Marvel Universe that’s unlike anything we’ve seen in recent memory, but also recaptures some of the most memorable Marvel icons at their best.

So — for the last year or so in the pages of CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS, we’ve been following the fact that Steve Rogers has been co-opted (due to the meddling of a sentient cosmic cube that’s been manipulated) into believing that he’s been raised as a HYDRA operative. Of course, we STRONGLY believe that this is NOT the REAL Steve Rogers.

Now, after quietly making a ton behind-the-scene plays — the alternate reality Steve Rogers has revealed himself and his plan to the world at large, and HYDRA has taken control of most of the United States, with Steve getting sworn in as head of SHIELD with new emergency powers.

So, yeah, the Marvel Universe is about to become a pretty freakin’ scary place, and guess what: it’s going to be up to the heroes of the Marvel Universe to unite far and wide to battle the combined forces of HYDRA.

It’s been a VERY long time since we’ve seen a Marvel “big” storyline where the heroes aren’t just fighting each other. It’s pretty cool to see the heroes of the Marvel Universe uniting to fight the evil forces of Hydra.

Secondly – there’s a ton of speculation and theories surrounding just what SECRET EMPIRE will lead to. We know there’s some BIG stuff on the way for Marvel in the Summer and Fall, and we have a feeling that SECRET EMPIRE is just the tip of the iceberg to that.

And, then the even bigger theory is that Secret Empire is potentially the catalyst for the iconic OLD MAN LOGAN dystopian future where many of the Marvel heroes were killed, society had fallen, and the country had been divided into factions ruled by the Marvel’s most fearsome bad guys.

And, let’s not forget those visions in CIVIL WAR II of the OLD MAN LOGAN future that await.

Third – it’s a storyline that’s just plain slam-packed with action. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a big Marvel storyline where we just got good ol’ fashion Marvel mayhem the way we like it — and this looks to be it!

Want to find out more? Click here for our Third Eye Guide to SECRET EMPIRE

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DRAGON BALL returns with an all new series in DRAGON BALL SUPER VOL.1 this Wednesday!

AKIRA TORIYAMA returns with an all new DRAGON BALL epic!

 

As kids of the ’90s, we grew up loving us some DBZ, and when we saw that a brand new DRAGON BALL series would be kicking off this week at Third Eye, we had to give it a big shout out!

In DRAGON BALL SUPER, after having defeated Boo, Goku is starting to get bored with his life on Earth.

His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies.

Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to planet in search of food and entertainment.

After blowing up some hapless victims, Beerus is reminded of a man from his dreams with the moniker “Super Saiyan God,” or something like that… The God of Destruction sets his sights on Earth to track down this mysterious man! Maybe this will give Goku something to do?

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The world of INJUSTICE returns in the incredible new INJUSTICE 2 #1!

The official prequel to the upcoming new INJUSTICE video game is here! And holy crap – it’s so rad!

A few years back, we had our minds blown by the incredible INJUSTICE video game, and ever since, DC has done an incredible job of exploring the INJUSTICE world with great expanded universe INJUSTICE comics.

Now, with the new INJUSTICE game right around the corner — DC has put together an incredible new ongoing prequel series for INJUSTICE 2, and we’re so stoked!

Original INJUSTICE writer Tom Taylor continues the story from the hit series INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US.

Superman is imprisoned, and it’s up to Batman to put the world back together.

But with Superman’s iron-fisted regime eliminated, other forces rise up to fill the void. And Batman doesn’t have a lot of allies left to help stop them.

Wanna go back and read the earlier INJUSTICE stuff? We’ve got the graphic novels in stock to catch you up, or you can jump on fresh with INJUSTICE 2 #1 as it’s a pretty killer new reader-friendly starting point!

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Start reading GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY with ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 – the BEST ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy series we’ve seen since the original Abnett & Lanning masterpiece!

Loved the GOTG movie? Stoked for GOTG VOL.2 this weekend? GET THIS BOOK!

We are HUGE fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, and while we’ve dug recent stuff done with the characters by writers like Brian Michael Bendis — we gotta tell you: Gerry Duggan and Aaron Kuder ABSOLUTELY crush with this new Guardians series that is the perfect place to start reading the characters you’ve grown to love from the GOTG film!

In fact, we haven’t enjoyed a Guardians title this much since the original Abnett & Lanning ANNIHILATION-era stuff that first made us fall in love with GOTG (and inspired much of what you saw in the films!)

In ALL NEW GOTG, the Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet!

Kicking things off with the biggest heist they’ve ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails.

And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence!

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RESURRXION continues with JEAN GREY #1 this Wednesday, giving everyone’s favorite PHOENIX her own ongoing series!

We’ve been loving the X-MEN revival that RESURRXION has brought with titles like X-MEN GOLD, X-MEN BLUE, and more, and cannot wait to see the latest addition to the line with JEAN GREY #1!

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death.

Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny.

But now, she’s visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her.. and she’s determined to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim.

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PESTILENCE #1 debuts from Aftershock Comics this week delivering a stunning new take on zombie comic goodness!

What if the great plague.. was a cover-up for the 1st ever ZOMBIE outbreak?

It’s the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence-the “Black Death”- is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people.

BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie?

What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man?

Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow “black ops” agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist!

This was an AWESOME read, with some killer artwork, and a stunning story that grabbed us in a big way!

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Flagship ResurrXion title X-MEN GOLD continues to impress with X-MEN GOLD #3 this Wednesday!

We know you’ve already heard us rave about how much we’re enjoying all the X-MEN revival titles, but man, X-MEN GOLD is so darn good, it’s ridiculous!

Continuing this week in X-MEN GOLD #3, it’s the CLIMACTIC SHOWDOWN between the X-MEN and the new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS!

Who’ll be left standing after the world’s mightiest mutants throw down?

And, when the dust settles.. not everything is as it seems!

Wanna get on board? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to catch you up!

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BANE CONQUEST #1 delivers the ULTIMATE Bane story from the original creators of the character, Chuck Dixon & Graham Nolan!

There’s no doubt about it — BANE is one of the coolest BATMAN characters of all-time, and we’re pretty darn excited to see him getting his own limited series with the new BANE CONQUEST mini!

In this new 12-issue series, Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie.

The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush.

He won’t stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it’s all about CONQUEST.

And, for this new series – it’s ALL about Bane, which we’re totally cool with!

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Marvel’s incredible CHAMPIONS series arrives in graphic novel this week with CHAMPIONS VOL.1 CHANGE WORLD TPB

We’re really excited about CHAMPIONS hitting trade this week, ’cause this book has quickly and quietly become one of the best darn Marvel books we read every month!

After the fallout of CIVIL WAR II, Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man quit the Avengers and strike out on their own!

Along with Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk, these young heroes are determined to change the world their own way – and they’re only the beginning! It starts as an idea. It becomes an ideal.

But what happens when it turns into a movement – one so big even the Hulk can’t stop it?

Will one of the greatest X-Men of all forge a new future by their side? Will the Unbelievable Gwenpool be friend or foe? It’s a super-team book for a new generation! Collecting CHAMPIONS (2016) #1-5.

Featuring some of the BEST art we’ve seen from Humberto Ramos yet, this book is a must-read!

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ETERNAL EMPIRE #1 delivers an epic new read from the creators of ALEX + ADA!

THE SWORD co-creator Jonathan Luna returns to his fantasy roots with ALEX + ADA co-creator SARAH VAUGHN in this new hit!

 

We were really big fans of ALEX + ADA, and even before that, we loved the work of Luna on books like GIRLS, and THE SWORD, so when we saw that the team behind ALEX + ADA, Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn were reuniting, we were pretty stoked.

In ETERNAL EMPIRE, the Eternal Empress has waged war against the countries of Saia for over one hundred years and now her sights are set on the last country standing.

Within the brutal Empire’s workforce, a young woman receives strange visions that give her the courage to escape her fate…or run straight toward it.

Give it a shot this week & find out why we’re so pumped about it!

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DC Rebirth’s WONDER WOMAN VOL.2 YEAR ONE continues to collect the epic new Rebirth WW run by GREG RUCKA!

The team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector.

Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home among her sisters to save a world she has never seen.

Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!

Wanna start reading? Hop on with this volume, or you can snag the volume 1, WONDER WOMAN: LIES, in stock now!

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LILITH DARK #1 leads the first wave of ALTERNA COMICS new old school-style newsprint comics and delivers an incredible fun ALL AGES read for just $1.50!

Meet LILITH DARK creator CHARLES DOWD at our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 event this Saturday at Third Eye Annapolis (9AM-2PM)!

There’s something kinda cool about ALTERNA COMICS new initiative to bring back the classic newsprint comics of yesteryear but with all new stories, featuring cutting edge art, and one of the most exciting of the bunch is LILITH DARK!

Lilith Dark has no time for princess stuff; she’s far too busy fighting giant monsters and capturing unicorns… or at least that’s how she imagines things.

But what if these imaginary beasties, creatures, and monsters were actually real? What then?

A super fun new all ages comic that we highly recommend you check out, and pass on to the younger Third Eye Faithful in your life!

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BLACK BOLT #1 DELIVERS AN INCREDIBLE LOOKING NEW LIMITED SERIES FOR THE KING OF THE INHUMANS!

Featuring the GORGEOUS artwork of ODY-C artist CHRISTIAN WARD!

While we think BLACK BOLT is pretty darn awesome, and we’re all about reading more about the character – we gotta tell ya: the thing that really drew us in on this one was the gorgeous artwork of CHRISTIAN WARD (from Image’s ODY-C, which if you’ve read, you know.. his stuff is the real deal!).

The story in this is AWESOME, but the artwork really pops, and makes this one a must-read. So DO NOT SLEEP ON IT!

In BLACK BOLT #1, Black Bolt is imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly?

The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate – The Absorbing Man!

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EXTREMITY #3 continues one of our favorite new IMAGE series of 2017!

Imagine MAD MAX… done STUDIO GHIBLI style!

Third Eye Faithful, this comic is SO SO good!

Seriously: one of our favorite things we’ve read this year, and we cannot wait to dig into issue 3 this week!

Not so long ago, Thea was an artist. She had a family. Now she is consumed by vengeance. However, Brynjar is a hunter by nature, and will not be easy prey.

What’s EXTREMITY about? In EXTREMITY, Thea dreams.

Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead…who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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NAILBITER TP VOL.6 THE BLOODY Truth collects the finale to the killer IMAGE horror series!

Sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers were all born and raised in the same small town.

For years, people have tried to solve the mystery of “Why this town?”

And now the truth is finally revealed…but at what cost? The bloody tale of horror from creators JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and MIKE HENDERSON concludes!

 Start reading NAILBITER with NAILBITER VOL.1 for only $9.99!

In the world of NAILBITER, we’re asked the question: Where do serial killers come from?

Venture to Buackaroo, Oregon, a place that’s given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial murderers in the world.

Why is this place such a breeding ground for madness?

Find out as NSA agent Nicholas Finch tries to solve that very mystery in order to save his friend, and to do it, he’ll have to team up with the infamous EDWARD “NAILBITER” WARREN!

Imagine the world of TWIN PEAKS mixed with the horror of SE7EN and that sums up NAILBITER very well!

Snag volume 1, collecting 1-5, for only $9.99!

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SLASHER #1 debuts from REVENGER creator CHARLES FORSMAN & delivers a stunning new indie horror comix gem!

We’re huge fans of Charles Forsman and his incredible work on indie hit REVENGER, so when we saw he had an awesome new series coming out.. we had to give it a shout-out!

With a tense, suspenseful premise that pays homage to ’80s horror & exploitation flicks, SLASHER tells the story of Christine, who is a data entry specialist discovering who she is and her penchant for blood. What is this monster brewing inside her?

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SWORDQUEST #0 kicks off Dynamite’s new line of comics that explore the worlds of classic ATARI games this Wednesday!

Try it for just $.25cents!

Peter Case was a boy on a quest.

The quest to win the prizes from Atari’s SwordQuest challenge!

He was counting down the days to the release of the final game, AirWorld, only to be shattered when the news surfaced that it would never be released.

Now Peter is an adult…and things aren’t going well. The bad news is he has to move back in with his mother.

The good news is she still has all of his old Atari stuff. With nothing else to look forward to, his obsession with SwordQuest is reignited, in a more…ummm, interesting way…

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JIM STARLIN, creator of THE INFINITY GAUNTLET, and many of the best cosmic Marvel stories of all-time helms GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #1 with legendary artist ALAN DAVIS this Wednesday!

OK, this is pretty freakin’ cool.

One of the biggest names in terms of COSMIC MARVEL storytelling taking on quite possibly the biggest line-up of characters in the Marvel Cosmic-verse… how can you go wrong?

The mastermind who brought you every awesome THANOS story ever, including THE INFINITY GAUNTLET, delivers an incredible new mini-series with legendary artist ALAN DAVIS this week, and we cannot wait!

In this self-contained, stand-alone mini, the Guardians owe everyone on Knowhere money, so they’re forced to do a job for the local police.

But that gets them running afoul of Pip the Troll and a mysterious entity known only as Mother Entropy. And that’s when the fun begins.

C’mon, Third Eye Faithful: PIP THE FREAKIN’ TROLL! This is gonna be so cool!

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CROAK #1 delivers an epic horror read in ALTERNA COMICS new line of newsprint comics for just $1.50!

Another addition to the ALTERNA COMICS line-up of throwback-style newsprint comics that feature all new cutting edge stories and creators is CROAK, and we think it’s pretty darn cool!

In this pulse-pounding debut issue, a fun camping trip turns awry after three friends are forced deep into the woods.

Lost, afraid, and alone, their worst nightmares come to life.

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IRON FIST #3 continues to deliver on the killer new IRON FIST series!

 

We’re LOVING the epic new IRON FIST series that Marvel has running, and this week’s #3 looks incredible!

In issue #3, Danny continues to travel the hazardous martial arts gauntlet, but will he have restored enough of his mojo to survive the skills of THE SERPENT??

The true motivations of the mysterious Council are revealed.

An ally appears, but can anyone in the gauntlet be trusted?

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1 & 2 in stock to get you current!

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The world of TEKKEN comes to comics with TEKKEN #1 this Wednesday! 

This sensational new comic series will tap into Tekken’s rich history, and will feature memorable characters from the celebrated video game canon including Heihachi Mishima, Yoshimitsu, Nina Williams and Paul Phoenix.

As big TEKKEN fans, we’re pretty darn stoked about this one!

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PREDATOR: HUNTERS #1 delivers a KILLER new PREDATOR series from Dark Horse!

There’s one thing that’s a constant in the world of comics: DARK HORSE will always put out amazing ALIENS and PREDATOR comics, and the brand new PREDATOR: HUNTERS series is no exception to that rule!

Space aliens have been coming to Earth for centuries-but not with any message of brotherhood or peace.

They’re here to hunt the toughest, most dangerous humans they can find.

Only now their former prey have teamed up against them. Predators, watch your backs!

Killer read – a ton of fun, make sure you check it out and find out why we love the stuff DARK HORSE does with their ALIEN and PREDATOR licenses so much!

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SUPERWOMAN VOL.1 WHO KILLED SUPERWOMAN TPB collects the 1st arc of the new DC REBIRTH Superwoman series!

Imbued with the powers of Superman, Lois Lane and Lana Lang pledge to use their powers to protect Metropolis as Superwomen!

The only problem is their new powers are killing them, and neither one knows how to stop it.

Can they survive long enough to uncover the deadly secret of their new foe, Ultra-Woman? Collects SUPERWOMAN #1-7.

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The first of the all new CATALYST PRIME universe books, NOBLE, debuts this week with CATALYST PRIME: NOBLE #1!

A killer new superhero universe launches with CATALYST PRIME!

 

All the stuff we’ve seen on the upcoming CATALYST PRIME universe coming out from LION FORGE is looking AWESOME, and we’re stoked for the 1st title to drop this week!

In NOBLE, it’s one year after “The Event”,  and missing astronaut David Powell has resurfaced!

With dangerous new abilities and no memory of the man he once was.

While desperately trying to regain his identity David quickly finds himself a man on the run from shadowy forces as well as his forgotten past.

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FUNKO POP! comes to comics with the new IDW Funko Universe series beginning with the TMNT / FUNKO UNIVERSE one-shot!

A must-have for all FUNKO fans!

The Funko craze comes to TMNT!

Funko-style TMNT get wind of a new Shredder-inspired cereal and go to the source to investigate the bad-guy based breakfast!

An absurd and hilarious adventure awaits!

 

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NOSTALGIA is in full effect with the all new YOUNGBLOOD #1 this week at Third Eye!

For a lot of you who grew up collecting comics in the ’90s – you’ve probably got a soft spot for YOUNGBLOOD, and when we saw that the series was returning, we knew we had to give it a little shout-out!

25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Revolution and turned the comics world on its head! Now the original blockbuster hit series returns with an all-new cast and a brand-new mission!

When a young hero goes missing, his friend’s search for answers leads to some unexpected allies. Together, they’ll do whatever it takes to find him…even if it means resurrecting the world’s most infamous super-team.

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